Honda integrates iPhone with 2014 Civic touchscreen in first steps towards iOS in the Car

“Honda is introducing two new technologies in its new 2014 Civic that will make it easier for iPhone users to interact with content in the car in its first steps towards Apple’s iOS in the Car,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“The first part of the new smartphone connectivity is Display Audio Interface — a built-in 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone style apps — and the second is the next-generation of its HondaLink app platform that mirrors apps from your smartphone to the display and in-car audio system,” Kahn reports. “The apps built-in to the Display Audio interface include apps for audio (Pandora is built-in), phonebook, media, and navigation, many of which require a connection to your iPhone. For example, the phonebook and media will pull down content from your connected smartphone. The display also integrates Siri Eyes Free for using Siri through the built-in audio system, and Honda tells us that users can now connect their iPhone over Bluetooth to place calls and send messages using the Display Audio touchscreen.”

“While it’s not a full blown implementation of iOS in the Car, we’re told by engineers close to the project at Honda R&D that these are the first steps towards implementing Apple’s new system in the near future,” Kahn reports. “The features that require a connected smartphone will work with iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C initially, but Honda says support for some features will come to Android next year.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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      1. With NSAndroid you would get a new ad every time you changed gear lol.

        No way would i ever let anything NSAndroid near my car Google would be snooping on where i am and harvesting all my data what a nasty company google are at least i see through them and dont use anything google.

    1. I wouldn’t put a consumer OS in any mission critical system in a car, plain or a train.

      Give me a nice app that pulls ODB diag data and helps me make sense of bit leave the control to the established players like Bosch.

  1. Maybe Honda will be able to run the lastest Android malware as it is released. Maybe, the NSA will be able to control your speed and brakes through Android? Look out next Snowden!

    1. Certainly those are exciting possibilities, if Android does get installed, it won’t be just the NSA that can control your speed and brakes, any terroristic or morally bereft organization will be able to to it. Terroristic bumper cars, cars as weapons.

      Butt weight, there is more, what about steering? Oh yes, I’m sure those Android malware developers will be able to control the steering of your car. The streets won’t be safe anymore especially the walled ones.

      Interesting times indeed.

  2. I just bought a new 2014 Toyota Tundra. I was really hoping they would offer Siri this year, but they are trying to go with their own tech. It SUCKS! The phone integration is very nice, but everything else is a joke.

  3. I wish they would just make a way to connect a iPad or iPad mini into a nice in dash mount. They could even make it removable. Sorta like the old “pull out” radios.

    The current set up is a joke in the 2013 crv. It doesn’t make sense to me. You can’t read a text if the car is in drive, however you have to take a hand off the wheel to turn the knob on the radio to get the message read over the speakers. I shouldn’t have to take my hands off the steering wheel at all, or concentrat on the radio.

  4. Automakers are so behind the curve, I have a 2012 model that doesn’t even have Bluetooth audio. No wonder people junk the factory stuff for aftermarket systems. Automakers need to make their shit upgradable via firmware updates. Pathetic.

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